Excerpt: No one missed the launch of the iPhones, iPads, and iPods last year, but Apple also updated updated a small but very important part of their product line: their standard in-ear headphones. The standard earbuds that you receive with Apple's products have been overhauled.
Summary: The Apple Earpods, whilst not being revolutionary, offer a good fit and surprisingly good sound for its price. The ergonomics of the iDevice remote included on the cable is excellent, with solid tactile feedback.
Pros: Tonally balanced sound with surprisingly good bass, iDevice remote very good in terms of ergonomics
Cons: No isolation, leading to lack of sub-bass frequencies
Summary: take what i have to say with a grain of salt. i do not own them, but i merely auditioned them at school.
i was rather skeptical about them at first, but they are not bad. i see their sound sig as something like the monoprice 8320.
Summary: Ok, I'm not going to paste my entire review in here it's over 4000 words, and quite probably the most comprehensive review ever of a product being delivered as a bundled product, so I'm just going to point at my actual review:
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Summary: The sound quality is good, overall. It's true improvement over the previous model, as many have claimed. But, there is an ergonomic problem. To find a proper fit position is a rather hard thing for my ears, contrary to many claims. Consequently, the bass sound is attenuated.
Pros: Good natural sound quality, no intrusive design
Summary: Ear Pods are cool. They sound much better than the old earbuds, because the old earbuds didn't fit me! Compared to the Meelec M6 the bass is better and the sound is more coherent. The bass is a little bit louder, but it is also has better impact, as if it's coming from a larger speaker.
Summary: Well.. first review here on Head-fi, so don't fire the bullets at me yet folks ;)
I've been listening to portable gear for over 12 years now and this has given me considerable time to define for myself what I want in a headphone.
Pros: Great sound, don't isolate too much, good soundstage, incredible bass, clean treble, live mids, fair looks and low price
Cons: Not as durable as predecessor, wire gets smudged pretty quickly
Summary: (Sorry for my english, but i'm writing from Italy)
The earphones are not bad, as i say before, they're comfortable with an actractive look and useful with remote control and mic incorporated, the audio quality is pretty good.
Pros: Comfortable, looks good, remote control and mic, overall good audio quality.
Cons: There's absolutely no audio isolation, the price is a little bit high considering the quality in general.
Summary: I've got 3 pairs of these - two came with iPhones (mic version) and one with an iPod Touch (no mic version). All sound the same.
The EarPods sound much better than I expected they would, and despite owning many more expensive headphones, these have a regular place in my rotation.
Pros: Good, balanced sound. Comfortable. Not isolating. Relatively inexpensive.